Category Archives: General

Instructions and template for big bucket crosswalks

In the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Flexible Scheduling, NARA states that agencies must create a crosswalk when preparing records schedules with big bucket schedule items. We are now providing a crosswalk template and instructions (see the last link on … Continue reading

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Proposed Rules for Records Management Regulations

We are pleased to announce that we have submitted proposed rules affecting records management regulations to the Office of the Federal Register. We are proposing these regulation changes to reflect the Managing Government Records Directive and updates to the Federal … Continue reading

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Documenting Your Public Service

We are pleased to publish an update to Documenting Your Public Service. This guide provides information describing the responsibilities all government employees must follow for managing federal records. It is important for agencies to ensure employees are aware of their … Continue reading

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Agency Participants Needed for Electronic Messages Research

A team within the Office of the Chief Records Officer is in the process of conducting follow-up research to NARA Bulletin 2015-02: Guidance on Managing Electronic Messages. The Bulletin provides records management guidance for electronic messages, including text messaging and … Continue reading

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Chief Records Officer Position Posted

We wanted to alert the records management community that the Chief Records Officer (CRO) position has been posted on USA Jobs. From the position description: “The CRO leads records management throughout the Federal Government, with an emphasis on electronic records, and assesses … Continue reading

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RMSA 2014 released

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Records Management-Self Assessment (RMSA) report is now available from our website (.pdf). Acting Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government Laurence Brewer said, “This is our sixth RMSA and we are very … Continue reading

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Expiration Date Bulletin Released

We have released NARA Bulletin 2016-01: Guidance on NARA Bulletin Expiration Dates. This administrative bulletin announces a change to our policy regarding the expiration date of bulletins. Every bulletin used to have an expiration date of three years. We would regularly review the … Continue reading

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Open Government National Action Plan 3.0

The White House announced the release of the Third Open Government National Action Plan for the United States of America  earlier this week. The release of the Plan was timed to coincide with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) global summit taking place in … Continue reading

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